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Address: Mexico
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+52 916 348 9208
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Full-Day Tour of Bonampak and Yaxchilán with Lunch
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Lacandona Jungle, Yaxchilan and Bonampak Day Trip from Palenque

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Excellent remote ruin site in the heart of the jungle

I would call this site a must visit if possible. Its a hard slog to do this on public transport and will take an early start and a full day to visit here and Bonampak. A guided... read more

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Kev B
St Helens, United Kingdom
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St Helens, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

I would call this site a must visit if possible. Its a hard slog to do this on public transport and will take an early start and a full day to visit here and Bonampak. A guided tour will also require an early start and a long day and will cost a lot of money but if you do it... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The fact that you have to take a boat to reach this site makes this trip very different. There is a very interesting entrance with a nice setting along the river, with an captivating walk in the jungle to other buildings, especially the small acropolis, which is well worth the climb. There are spider and howler monkeys and if you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great time at Yaxchilan. It has a different feel than other sites because it still has lots of greenery and not all of the site is completely excavated. Plus just to get in you have to walk through a dark structure full of bats. The boat ride there is also fun part of the trip. Definitely go... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You have to take a boat (or a plane/helicopter) to get here. It is a tough climb since everything is uphill... The INAH (The Mexican National Institution of History and Anthropology) does not charge a fee to come here- the fee is charged by an independent group from the Frontera Corazal community, therefore it is not as well kept as... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Like ruins? Or fed up of the same old type of ruins? Well Yaxchilan suits both categories. these have the twist of being in the middle of the jungle where you can only reach the site by a 45 minute boat trip up the jungle river that divides Mexico with Guatemala. Once there, the site is wonderfully natural with great... More 

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San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

Yes, you must visit Yaxchilán -- and let's hope your schedule allows for the two or three days necessary to get there from Palenque. One takes a boat along with other tourists at Corozal and travels along the broad Usumacinta River with Guatemala on the opposite shore. At Yaxchilán you encounter, jungle, Lacandón Indians, howler monkeys and the extensive Maya... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

The only way to get Yaxchilat is by airplane or by boat starting on Frontera Corozal. . You can reach here from Palenque, and it takes around 2 or 3 hours to reach Frontera Corozal. The road is in the middle of the jungle. My recommendation is to contract a tour. Why? The road don't have signals often, and it... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Best option is to book guided tour from Palenque, unless you are on road trip. It takes around 2 hour drive from Palenque to Usumacinta river shore - Frontora Corozal, and then 30 minutes boat trip to Yaxtilan. Normally all trips clubs Yaxchilan and Bonampak.

1 Thank EastIndio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

For me the most beautiful trip and site in the whole Mexico. It is less famous than others but it is simply amazing. The trip would cost around 1000 pesos and takes 12/14 hours. Includes: bus, boat, breakfast, lunch, off road bus, entrances to the sites and communities. After 2,5 hour drive, we reached the river that divides Mexico from... More 

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Florence, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

In order to visit these wonderful sites you can stay some days in Palenque and organize an excursion of one day. In my opinion the best thing is entrust to a travel agency of Palenque. There are several travel agency and the one-day-trip is similar. The excursion starts early in the morning (6.30 a.m), you reach a first area where... More 

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